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fiber artist


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fiber artist


 

When I was very young, my grandmother taught me how to cross stitch and gave me a sampler to work when I visited her house.  Sadly, I never managed to finish that sampler, but I learned to love the feel of needle and thread passing through fabric.  I have been playing with these things ever since.

 
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maps and charts


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maps and charts


 

I am obsessed with maps.  And charts.  And diagrams. In an effort to better understand this world, I organize my perceptions.  A favorite author of mine, Annie Dillard, put it this way:

“I pushed at my map's edges. Alone at night I added newly memorized streets     and blocks to old streets and blocks, and imagined connecting them on foot. From my parents' earliest injunctions I felt that my life depended on keeping it all straight - remembering where on earth I lived.”

These maps and charts are my attempt to remember.  And my way of sharing that memory with you.

 
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life rearranging itself


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life rearranging itself


 

This is my most personal work.  It’s about how life changes after the diagnosis of a life threatening illness.  As a friend so aptly put it, “Life rearranges itself in seconds.”

These quilts are about the effort it takes to reclaim the scattered pieces, the fear of confronting our own mortality, and the clarity that comes from living in the present.

 
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Stand


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Stand


 

A series of work inspired by things in the vertical world.

 
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soda pop


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soda pop


 

An exploration of effervescence.  Because sometimes I need a little fizz.

 
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the things we carry


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the things we carry


 

We carry things.  And sometimes they are just too heavy.

 
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Journal


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Journal


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exhibit info


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exhibit info


Alliance Art Gallery, Hannibal, MO

I am a member of the Alliance Art Gallery in historic downtown Hannibal, MO.  Selected works are on exhibit at this gallery throughout the year.  For more information about the gallery, visit our website:

 

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Shaw Art Fair

Visit my booth at the Historic Shaw Art Fair, October 1 and 2 in St. Louis,  Missouri.

 

 

 

Art Saint Louis

Two of  my works were juried into Art Saint Louis, XXXii, The Exhibition, opening November 12 and running through December 22.  

Great River Artisans Show and Sale

Get a jump start on your holiday gift shopping at the Great River Artisans Show and Sale, November 5 from 10 until 3:00 at the Quincy Art Center, 1515 Jersey, Quincy Illinois.

 

 

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Quincy Art Center:  The mARkeT

I will be participating in this fundraising event on October 22, 2016 from 6 until 8:00.  Visitors meet with local artists and have the opportunity to commission works from those artists.  What a great idea to support local art and the Quincy Art Center!  For more information see their Facebook event.